Press Release: Forcibly sterilized Romani woman achieved justice at the domestic court in Slovakia

Published: 04 / 25 / 2016 08:49

The District Court Košice II has decided that the Pasteur University Hospital v Košice, Slovakia, violated the rights of a Romani woman whom they sterilized without securing her informed consent. The court first instructed the hospital to apologize and, in a second verdict dated 19 February 2016, awarded the woman the right to financial compensation in the full amount requested of almost EUR 17 000. The part of the verdict concerning financial compensation has yet to take effect, as the hospital has appealed.